KAMLOOPS, British Columbia — I am on a mission.
Somewhere out there in the vast nation that borders the United States of America are likely to be folks who believe Donald J. Trump is the greatest thing to American politics since pockets on shirts.
I want to find at least one of them.
My intention is to look for Canadians who will answer this simple question: Do you think the president of the United States is doing a good job for his country and for yours?
That’s a reasonably neutral query. When I announced my plans to seek out Canadians’ opinion on a man I detest, I sought to make it clear that I didn’t intend to skewer the questions in search of particular answers. I do intend to remain faithful to that pledge.
And if I find a Trumpster among our Canadian hosts I intend to ask them for specifics about why they think he’s such a darn noble statesman.
They might be hard to find. I keep hearing anecdotal stuff about the president’s low opinion ratings in Canada, where — to be candid — Canadians aren’t too keen on their prime minister, Justin Trudeau, either.
Maybe they’re all a bunch of soreheads. Eh?
I’ll do my best. Wish me luck.